Individual Counseling

When it comes to individual counseling, I help you learn how to accept things as they are in the present moment.

I do this in my individual counseling sessions because the more you pursue feeling better all the time, the less satisfied you become, as pursuing something only reinforces the lack of it in the first place. Acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.

We live in a busy world, where it is nearly a badge of honor to talk about how little time we have for relaxing and unwinding. However, this constant obsession with staying busy is not healthy. It results with us being so caught up in the pursuit of things that we are unable to simple enjoy the present moment and the people in it. This obsession with things turns into a vicious cycle of working to have things, then being too busy working to enjoy the what we have.

Added to this consuming busyness, is an unfamiliarity with taking time out for self-introspection. Yet, without making time to better learn who we are, we will always struggle to find balance. We will obsess over keeping up with everyone around, shove any concerns to back of our minds and never quite learn how to face and resolve issues – be they in our past or present.

In individual counseling sessions, I will help you learn how to accept things as they are in the present moment – be it dealing with or accepting a situation or disappointment and then moving forward or learning how to be a better employee, coworker, significant other or parent. We will address any past negative experiences and talk about one can learn from them, rather than be inhibited by them. Using a variety approaches, I can help you find solutions to challenges such as:

  • Doing things for the sake of being busy.
  • Dealing with peer pressure (it’s not just something that happens in school!)
  • Seeking balance in all areas of life – mind, body, emotions, spirit
  • Communicating with those around you
  • Being honest with yourself
  • Learning how to relax
  • Setting goals

For the parent, learning how to focus on what matters most – relationships rather than things- we show our children that our priorities are those “things” we cannot buy. More so, we show our children that we love them enough to learn how to be better – even if it means asking for help. After all, none of us can go through life alone, and asking for help is not a weakness but a strength.

For the adolescent in individual counseling, I will help them learn how to navigate the pressures of school or college by helping them learn who they are and teaching them skills to help them stay grounded, and at ease and comfortable in their own skin so that they can be successful in a world where peer pressure, perfection and high performance seems to be the defining factor in a person’s self-worth.

As a Charlotte, NC therapist, my approach is to work collaboratively with you. I am interactive in sessions in that I ask questions, provide feedback and share resources. In order to navigate life effectively, it is vital to have a healthy relationship with yourself and to find balance in your life. It is important to pay attention in order to harmonize mind/body/spirit.

Now is the time to seek help for not just surviving, but for thriving. Call today to make an appointment

I take insurance and am on Aetna, BCBS, CBHA, Magellan, United Behavioral Health, and Value Options. if you have any questions about fees or payment options.